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Updated: October 11, 2005, 2:20 PM ET
Frank Robinson said aloud what some former players are saying privately: That the accomplishments of steroid users like Rafael Palmeiro should be stricken from the record books.

I've known Frank for a decade and admire his passion and his accomplishments and agree with him, in theory, that you'd want tainted marks off the books. But here's the problem: Once you push the dominos of statistical revisions, where do you stop? What are the standards for change?

What do you do with the numbers of Barry Bonds, who reportedly testified before a grand jury that he while he did take a substance that was steroids, he didn't knowingly take them? Do you wipe out the numbers of his entire career, even though no one seems to believe he was taking them for the majority of his career? Along the same lines, what do you do with the numbers of Gary Sheffield?

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